The revised 2019-2022 revenue budget has been reduced from 6.56 billion US dollars to 6.44 billion US dollars. FIFA said the drop of 120 million dollars reflected the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but insisted that investment in football would continue unchanged for the full 2019-2022 cycle, with a reduction in the expense budget to compensate for lower revenues.
Surprise absentees in Scaloni's squad were Paris Saint-Germain forwards Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as well as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Frenchman Patrice Carteron has been appointed as the new head coach of Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawoun FC ahead of Matchday 4 of the 2020 AFC Champions League (ACL) against Iran's Persepolis, Tasnim news agency reported.
Forward Serginho restored Jorge Wilstermann's advantage with a 56th-minute strike but Alves pulled his team level again with a smart finish after combining with Fabio Luciano.
Atletico Mineiro, who are managed by former Argentina and Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli, now have 21 points from 10 matches, one point ahead of second-placed Internacional, who have a game in hand.
The withdrawal of Osaka meant that two of the current world's top three women's players would not play at Roland Garros this year, as reigning champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty already announced earlier this month that she would not be able to participate the clay major due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leipzig, however, responded straight away and pressed Mainz on the back foot to restore their two-goal lead three minutes later as Haidara made no mistake to tap home Forsberg's square pass.
"I didn't think I was totally ready for the event, but I was happy that I wasn't affected by others and finally made it," said the veteran Liu.
"Signing for this special club was never in doubt," the striker told the Arsenal website, adding it was "thanks to our fans, my teammates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here."
"The fans are right to complain, but we have to consider factors like the limited time the coach has had and the training possibilities," he added. Enditem
Despite the lack of any games for nearly six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran has been moved three places up to be positioned 30th by the FIFA.